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Things We Learned About Kidney Failure & Dialysis

Regarding blogging, one of the most common questions my friends ask me ~ “How can you publicly share so much about yourself?”

It wasn’t easy at first. 1,607 more words

Right Here Right Now

10/7/16 Intern Morning Report - Pleural Effusion

CC: 3 days of shortness of breath

ID: 82 yo Hispanic male with HTN, DLD, DM, COPD, HFpEF with >50 pack-year smoking history presents with 3 days of shortness of breath.   236 more words

Intern Morning Report

"Are you okay?"

I get this question a lot and 9 out of 10 times, I have no idea how to answer it. Is the person concerned about how I am (physically) at this very second or are they asking a more holistic question? 894 more words

The Air Connection: a Tour of the Lungs

Before birth the lungs are not inflated.  Oxygen and carbon dioxide enter and exit through the mother’s blood via the placenta. In the first 10 seconds after birth, a dramatic changeover begins, and from that point until the last breath is drawn the lungs connect us to this world.  1,157 more words


Road To Obtaining My Diagnoses


Since August of 2013, I’ve been experiencing severe pain, weight gain, swelling, and exhaustion. I’ve been hospitalized a couple of times and taken many trips to the ER. 874 more words

Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is the mechanism of pleural fluid formation in congestive heart failure (CHF)?

The pleural fluid in CHF originates from increase filtration of plasma across the capillaries of the visceral pleura and, more importantly, excess fluid in the interstitial spaces of the lung, both related to the increased hydrostatic and capillary wedge pressures (1). 186 more words

Cardiac Disease

Coping with Fluid around the Lungs (Pleural Effusion) in Childhood Cancer

Symptom Management, Palliative Care, or Supportive Care to relieve side-effects is an important part of cancer care and treatment and should always form part of the overall treatment plan. 233 more words